Special Report

The Best and Worst States to Be a Dentist

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21. Delaware
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $264,176 (the highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 44.1 (4th lowest)
> Quality of life rank: 18th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 66.2% (25th lowest)

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22. Michigan
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $211,314 (13th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 61.2 (16th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 27th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 70.1% (14th highest)

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23. Pennsylvania
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $157,183 (9th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 60.3 (19th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 23rd out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 66.4% (25th highest)

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24. Nebraska
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $149,128 (8th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 64.2 (13th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 21st out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 68.7% (15th highest)

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25. Alaska
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $247,939 (3rd highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 79.5 (2nd highest)
> Quality of life rank: 43rd out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 65.4% (21st lowest)

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